Traditional lasagna is unquestionably delicious — cheesy, meaty, and carby — but can be intimating to prepare, as it’s such an intricate and lengthy process. Taking this into consideration along with our love for this comfort food, we wanted to create a recipe that is just as satisfying as what you would get from an old-school red sauce joint, but much less involved to make for the home cook.
What we came up with was an Instant Pot approach that gives you restaurant-quality lasagna in under an hour and a half from start to finish and only dirties two pans. This effortless method is a total game changer, and if you don’t have an Instant Pot, don’t worry — any slow cooker can get the job done.
Perfect for when you’re craving oven-baked lasagna but don’t want to turn on the oven to cook, our Instant Pot recipe is a delicious take on this Italian classic. This version is layered with a quick and simple homemade ragù, which combines ground beef and sausage, making it easy on your wallet. Building the dish in a springform pan helps to release and serve the final product, and setting it on a trivet over water in the Instant Pot cooks it nice and gently. Another trick is using oven-ready lasagna sheets. This way you don’t have to worry about par-boiling the noodles, which saves both time and energy, so you can get dinner on the table even faster. So go grab your Instant Pot and get cooking! And to complete your well-rounded meal, make sure to serve your lasagna with some healthy summer side dishes.